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When is National S’mores Day?

August 10th is National S’mores Day.

What is National S’mores Day?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And where there’s a campfire, there are s’mores. On National S’mores Day, we celebrate the camper’s dessert.

S’mores traditionally take the form of a chocolate bar and fire-roasted marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers. One version involves microwaving the s’more for 10-15 seconds when no campfire is available. Really, any intense heat source will do as long as you don’t burn your hand or pollute your marshmallow with fumes. (Kerosene lamps are not recommended.)

The first s’mores recipe appears in Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, a handbook published for the Girl Scouts in 1927. The original name was “some mores,” as you could probably have guessed, but the name changed to “s’mores” sometime before 1974.

In a pinch you can make s’mores with a gas stove, the oven broiler, a candle, and many other ways. Nothing beats that bed of red hot coals though. Take National S’mores Day to enjoy this classic campsite dessert.

Fun facts about National S’mores Day!

It’s easier to achieve a golden brown marshmallow over hot coals than over open flames because the coals are faster and more predictable.

Nutella and fudge are common substitutes for chocolate bars.

S’mores probably account for half of the 90 million pounds of marshmallows Americans buy each year.

Metal rods cook marshmallows from the inside out, assuming the treat doesn’t slide off the end into the embers.

How to celebrate National S’mores Day:

Gather your friends and eat s’mores. Build a fire in the backyard, take the grate off the grill, or just camp around the microwave to enjoy this toasty treat.

What’s the hashtag for National S’mores Day?

Post your s’more pics on social media with #NationalSmoresDay.